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An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (1986)

A father along with his son and sister is driving back home in his car. The son continiously is throwing orange peels onto the road when suddenly the father stops the car and tells his son ... See full summary »

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A father along with his son and sister is driving back home in his car. The son continiously is throwing orange peels onto the road when suddenly the father stops the car and tells his son to pick the peels. His son disagrees on that and the sister is getting nervous, because she will be going to miss her favourite TV series. Finally everyone is getting pretty angry. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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This short film is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD for Sweetie (1989). See more »

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Sister/aunt: You don't want other opinions, don't ask for them.
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Classic Campion - bizarre, tragic, and amusing
19 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

A close, concentrated look at a dysfunctional - or regular - family in a car. It's amazing how fully the characters are fleshed out in nine minutes, without giving any information except what we witness first hand.


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